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The lender orders the appraisal but the buyer pays for it.
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The VA borrower is allowed to pay for the appraisal and will responsible for payment unless otherwise agreed upon between you and lender or you and seller.
As Allison pointed out, the lender must order the appraisal. No other person can order the appraisal.
If another person orders the appraisal, the lender cannot accept that appraisal. That is a government requirement. The lender cannot make an exception to that requirement.
You as the buyer are required to pay for the appraisal.
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Your lender you chose will order the appraisal and you will pay for it.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.
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